Civil Defense personnel struggle to put out the flames coming out of the hotel room, where the suicide bombers blew themselves up on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Security forces are still on the hunt for would-be suicide bombers along with two explosives-rigged vehicles, a security source said Friday.The Army, meanwhile, said that it had seized material used to make explosive belts during a raid in north Lebanon in the military's latest crackdown on terror groups seeking to destabilize the country as a sequel to the violent spillover from Syria and Iraq. The Army said that it had confiscated material used to make explosive belts during a raid in the north province of Akkar.Military Prosecutor Saqr Saqr said the two Saudi suicide bombers and their partners had planned to carry out attacks in public locations and residential gatherings in Beirut's southern suburbs.A senior military official said the Army was determined to crush suspected terrorists bent on destabilizing Lebanon.Defense Minister Samir Moqbel praised the Army for its work in combating terrorism, saying turmoil in Lebanon and its surroundings required politicians and people to support their military institutions.
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